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Best ap for changing partition sizes ?

Customer has a 1x 500 gig hdd on his pc.  c: drive 20 gig an d 480. I didn't set it up like that !

How to make this 250 on c and 250 on d:

D: contains a small amount of data
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I would backup the data located on the D: Drive. Using disk management delete the D: partition (after data backup). Once deleted you will be able to extend the C: partition using the free space available. Extend the partition by 230GB. Once this is done create a new partition with the free space available. Assign the drive letter D: and restore the data from the backup.

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What do you mean by 'best'? You can use Windows7 Disk Management to do this.

To add to above comments always backup important data before working with partitions, resizing etc.
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You could use Windows (:))
In Computer Management/Disk Management use the option to shrink the partition with the free space, then expand the Windows partition to use the space you've freed up.
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Sorry I meant to say its XP.
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Will clone the drive before I try anything.  Thanks.
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I use a gparted bootable CD.  Just press enter at the prompts during boot and you get a nice visual representation of the drive.  Click on the drive, click resize and drag the slider.

http://gparted.sourceforge.net/download.php
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garycase - Even with a cloned drive for practice I was "planking it".
All looks good as I go for a reboot.
....................... results in .................. and its working.

What a bit of software that is. Fab and for free!

You are a good man garycase, its not true what they say about you !
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Great ap.

You can easily do these with the free demo version of Boot-It BM  [http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/bootit-bare-metal.htm ]

Ive a feeling that the .iso puts the burn date in the ap.  When it boots it compares its date to the BIOS date.  

If its say 30+ days later you have to buy the ap as the disk you created knows its 30+ days old and wont work.

So Months later if the BIOS date were to be changed in the PC to match the date you made the CD .... Reminds me of that song ........... "forever young" by Alpha Ville.

I havnt tried it ...........